PREPARE MAP OVERLAYS
Critical Task: 113-579-5060
In this lesson you will learn to identify the methods and components used to prepare map overlays.
This includes the procedures for orientation, use of standard symbols, and adding marginal information.
You also will learn the techniques used to construct the overlay. In lesson 2 of this subcourse you will
learn the procedures for preparing viewgraph overlays.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
a. Explain the methods and components used to prepare a map overlay.
b. Identify the operational symbols used in conjunction with map overlays.
Describe the techniques used for preparing an accurate and informative map
You will be given information and an extract from FM 101-5-1, and information
from STP 11-25M13-SM-TG.
You will explain the methods, components, and techniques of map overlays, and
identify the standard symbols in accordance with FM 101-5-1 and STP 11-25M13-SM-
The material contained in this lesson was derived from the following publications:
FM 101-5-1 and STP 11-25M13-SM-TG.
As a Multimedia Illustrator, MOS 25M, one of your more challenging tasks will be that of preparing
overlays for visual presentations. Your ability to create effective overlays makes the difference between
successfully communicating important messages, or presenting unorganized, confusing, or incorrect data.